The American Constitution Society is thrilled to host Professor Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina School of Law for a discussion about the impeachment process. Professor Gerhardt is an expert on the impeachment process, and can help clarify questions around what impeachment means, how it occurs, and what we can expect from the ongoing House Impeachment proceedings against the President.
Professor Gerhardt serves as the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence. His teaching and research focuses on constitutional conflicts between presidents and Congress. Gerhardt is the author of six books, including leading treatises on impeachment, presidential power, and separation of powers. He has written more than a hundred law review articles and dozens of op eds in the nation’s leading news publications, including SCOTUSblog, The New York Times, and Washington Post. Professor Gerhardt’s extensive public service has included his testifying more than a dozen times before Congress, including as the only joint witness in the Clinton impeachment proceedings in the House; speaking behind closed doors to the entire House of Representatives about the history of impeachment in 1998; and serving as special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for seven of the nine sitting Supreme Court justices.